Wynnum West

Wynnum West, a post World War II suburb, is 13 km east of central Brisbane. It was gazetted as a separate suburb in 1975. The railway line to Wynnum runs in a northerly loop through Lindum and Wynnum North, leaving Wynnum West adrift from rail transport. Lindum is now included in Wynnum West.

When the Wynnum West primary school opened in 1922 its 57 pupils came mostly from rural families. Thirty-five years later, when the Catholic Church started Iona College next to the Lindum State school, its first intake was taught in an old farmhouse set in 32 acres of farm land.

Further Reading: 

Myrtle Beitz, Mangroves to moorings revisited: the early development of the Manly, Wynnum and Lota district depicted through records of events, stories and photographs of people and places, Manly, Myrtle Beitz, 2005

Lindum entry


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